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Christie Park News
The Gazette Community Newsletter
Strathcona, Aspen Woods, and Christie Park residents are actively engaged in their community and keeping them informed is our top-priority. The Gazette is the official community newsletter, and covers community news and is published monthly to keep content current and relevant. Delivered to every household, apartment, and business, every resident is acquainted with the community’s most important information.
Christie Park Community Association
Strathcona Park, Christie Park and Aspen Woods are located on the western side of Calgary in the city’s SW quadrant. The community names are often referred to as simply Strathcona, Christie and Aspen. The area was annexed from Municipal District of Rockyview in 1956. Strathcona and Christie were developed in the 1980’s; they are located on an elevated plateau that allows for excellent eastward views of Calgary and the Elbow and Bow River Valleys. An extension to Strathcona, called Springhaven, was developed in the late 1990’s.
Development began in Aspen in 2001, which extends westward beyond Strathcona & Christie, enjoying occasional mountain views. All three neighbourhoods are close to Edworthy Park, Glendale Athletic Park, and the Westside Recreation Center. There are both public and Separate schools in the area. The SCA Community Association is very active within the community. The SCA community centre houses the Child’s Garden Preschool and a variety of activities for children, adults and Seniors including martial arts, scouts, dance, bridge, art, fitness classes and more. Community recreation facilities such as the tennis courts, hockey rink, skating pond, and soccer fields are also popular.
Christie Park Community Demographics
In the City of Calgary's 2012 municipal census, Christie Park had a population of 2,196 living in 728 dwellings, a 0.7% increase from its 2011 population of 2,180. With a land area of 0.8 km2 (0.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 2,750/km2 (7,100/sq mi) in 2012.
Residents in this community had a median household income of $102,664 in 2000, and there were 8.4% low income residents living in the neighborhood. As of 2000, 19.2% of the residents were immigrants. A proportion of 5.5% of the buildings were condominiums or apartments, and 4.8% of the housing was used for renting. For more detailed info visit the City of Calgary community profiles site.